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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, November 04, 2018 1:00 am


8 area lakes part of grant dispersal

Journal Gazette

Eight northeast Indiana lakes and rivers were among 20 counties and 26 different lakes, rivers and streams to receive grants for the care of Indiana's water bodies totaling $1.192 million through the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife's Lake and River Enhancement program.

The grants were awarded by DNR director Cameron Clark and benefit projects in LaGrange, Steuben, Kosciusko, Whitley counties.

The region sites are: Big Long Lake (LaGrange), for lake bank stabilization, $24,000; Clear Lake (Steuben), for island shoreline stabilization, $4,000; Fawn River (Steuben), for watershed land treatment, $25,000; Tri-Lakes (Whitley), for watershed diagnostic study and water quality monitoring study, $32,000; Upper Tippecanoe River (Kosciusko), for watershed land treatment, $15,000; Upper Tippecanoe River (Whitley), for watershed land treatment, $24,000; Webster Lake (Kosciusko), for island shoreline stabilization, $24,000; and Winona Lake (Kosciusko), for lake bank stabilization, $86,000.

Local sponsors submit applications for LARE assistance and commit to sharing a portion of the total cost. DNR's share comes from a fee paid annually by boat owners when registering their boats with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Salamonie sets senior lunch

Jim Emmons will share his adventurous “Missouri River Canoe Trip” story at the monthly Salamonie Senior Luncheon on Monday, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. The main dish, pulled pork, will be provided. A $1 donation will be accepted.

Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. Reservations may be made by calling 260-468-2127. Senior luncheons are open to all those age 50 and older.

Second Saturday at Salamonie

Second Saturday at Salamonie Lake will focus on “Paddle, Walk, or Slide to Monument City,” on Saturday.

The program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to hike and learn about the history of the area before Salamonie Lake was built. Meet at the Interpretive Center at 1 p.m.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged by calling 468-2127. A $3 fee per participant is payable day of the event. Property entrance fee does not apply to Second Saturday participants.